Bachelor, Brooklyn College, 1942. Political Science Laureate, Fairfield University, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy (honorary), University Winnipeg, 1987.
Host, performer, Folksong Festival, Station Way of New York City-AM-FM, New York City, since 1945. President Harlequin Prodns., Inc., Gypsy Hill Music, Inc. Trustee Newport Festival Foundation.
Member of faculty Hofstra U., New School, 1970-1980. Music adviser national board Young Women’s Christian Association. Member creative board Sesame Street, President's Committee on Nutrition.
Consultant Bill Moyers, Public Broadcasting Service-television, 1983. Curator Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Program coordinator National Hadassah, 1989-1998. Trustee BMI Foundation, since 1995. Music director Rukeyser Guide, 1996.
Served as sergeant Medical Corps Army of the United States, 1942-1945. Member National Academy Popular Music (board directors since 1969, host longest running radio show in history Guinness Book World Records).
Married Rubyan Saber (divorced). Children: Jeannie, Eric, James. Married Karen Lynn Grossman, June 14, 1970.
1 child, Jordan.